The correct car seat for your child's size and weight as well as proper installation goes a long way in ensuring your child's safety and your peace of mind.
Child car seats are designed based on 4 categories of sizing:
- Rear-facing - 1.8 to 16 kg (4 to 35 lb.)
- Forward-facing - 9 to 30 kg (22 to 65 lb.)
- Booster seat - Over 18 kg (Over 40 lb.)
- Seatbelt - Over 36 kg (Over 80 lb.)
Note: Weights may vary from car seat to car seat. Your child car seat manufacturer's instructions will advise you if the seat is suitable for your child as well as explain which equipment is required.
Notices and recalls
For information regarding car seats that have defects or don't meet safety standards, you can review all notices at the Transport Canada website.
For detailed statistics on seatbelt usage and accidents in Saskatchewan, review Section 7 - Victims and Safety Restraints (pdf, 583 kb) of our Traffic Accident Information System (TAIS) report.
Car seat installation can be complicated. Attempting to do it yourself can teach you a lot. Once you've installed your car seat you can have it checked by a trained technician to see if you've done it properly. You can visit a scheduled car seat clinic in your area or locate a car seat technician to book an appointment.
Disposal of expired car seats
To ensure expired car seats aren't put back into circulation and used, it is recommended that you cut the harness straps and shred the cover before sending it to the landfill.
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